James Marshall Reilly is an entrepreneur, talent agent, author, musician and public speaker. His business book, Shake The World: It’s Not About Finding a Job, It’s About Creating a Life, was published by Penguin Books in December of 2011. His most recent book, One Great Speech was acquired in a preempt by SourceBooks, and was released on October 6, 2020. It is the first-ever book about how to break-in to the paid speaking market.
Reilly has spent over a decade in the paid speaking industry, both as an agent and agency owner. During this time he discovered and represented some of the most acclaimed speakers working today. As a literary agent he has sold books to major publishers with advances in the five- and six-figures.
Reilly often lectures on topics that include the paid speaking market, how to give compelling presentations, the job market, and corporate social responsibility. His custom workshops are designed for those hoping to break in to the paid speaking industry.
He has been featured as an expert in a variety of media outlets, including the Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, International Business Times, CEO Magazine and Leadership Excellence Magazine.
As a songwriter and producer, his original music has appeared on television shows that include Council of Dads (NBC), Queen Sugar (OWN), and Trinkets (Netflix) among others.
In November 2011, Reilly was invited to the White House to be honored as one of the top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 in the United States.
Reilly's speaking and literary consulting services are comprehensive. He works to help identify and develop lecture topics, create speaker biographies, and help clients to sign exclusive contracts with speakers bureaus. He offers a suite of consulting packages that will help you get signed to an agency quickly and smoothly, capitalize on past speaking success, and scale speaking fees for established speakers. He also focuses on book publishing opportunities for his clients.
My offerings are designed to empower you to build your personal brand and shape your speaking and literary careers by outfitting you with the tools you need succeed in the paid speaking and literary markets. The ramp up process is designed to empower you and outfit you with the tools you need to succeed. Talk to me today about how I can support your growth and put you on a solid track to success and profit in both the speaking and literary worlds.
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